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North Grenville raises flag for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and Mayor Nancy Peckford says she wants to show support for, and stand with, local families touched by the disease. 

The Municipality of North Grenville has raised a flag outside the Municipal Centre commemorating the awareness campaign. 

“Tragically, cancer is still the number one cause of death by disease in our country,” Peckford says. “So, this is not an issue that goes away.  

“It’s prevalent and it’s a reality for far too many families,” she continues, “and that’s why it’s so important that we take the month of September to recognize their journeys, their heartache, and their hope when kids can respond well to cancer treatments.” 

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Peckford also says that the municipality will be contributing to Ronald McDonald House to support people struggling with childhood cancer directly.  

The charity provides families with temporary housing close to hospitals while their kids get treated for diseases like cancer. 

She says council will be deciding the details of North Grenville’s contribution over the coming weeks. 

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